At the start of the 19th century, large roof surfaces were already being covered with aluminium (for example, San Gioacchion church in Rome). Today too, some of the most exciting structures on earth feature aluminium on the front of buildings. Modern architecture considers aluminium to be the material of the future. This is hardly surprising seeing as it has so many outstanding qualities.
- Versatile: With aluminium, everything you can imagine is feasible
- Profitable: With lightweight aluminium, affordable renovations are possible
- Long-lasting: With aluminium, visions last for generations
- Recyclable: Aluminium achieves a positive eco-balance
- Malleable: Aluminium is also easy to work with in difficult conditions
UNIQUE VARIETY OF COLOURS AND SHAPES
ALUMINIUM CAN MAKE VIRTUALLY ANY DREAM COME TRUE
Roofing and façades play a central role in architecture. With PREFA’s high-quality aluminium products, you can set new standards in building shell design, as, with PREFA, you can enjoy unlimited scope for design in terms of colours and shapes. Various surfaces are available with different characteristics and up to 15 shades of colour – or created by us for you in the colour of your choice.
Innovative products such as the FX.12 roof panel and façade panel turn buildings into projection surfaces. Depending on the exposure to light, magical light and shade effects are created. Turn your visions into reality with PREFA. There are no limits to your imagination.
TAKE IT EASY
10 % weight, 100 % quality – PREFA aluminium roofs only weigh a fraction of traditional tile roofs. This lowers the demands on structural engineering and on the substructure. Older or weaker roof structures do not require extra reinforcement prior to renovation. This often saves time and money. PREFA roofs can be installed from a roof pitch of 3°. So take it easy. With PREFA, every project is carefully thought through.
VISIONS THAT LAST FOR GENERATIONS
ALUMINIUM IS EXTREMELY LONG-LASTING
Whoever wishes to implement bold architectural ideas must be able to rely on their building materials. Aluminium is an extremely high-tech material. Robust, storm-proof, rust-proof – made for a life time. 100% reliable. For structures and visions that last for, and shape, generations.
What’s aluminium’s secret of longevity? The material “heals” itself. It reacts with oxygen in the air to form a natural oxide layer, protecting itself from corrosion. A two-layer stove-enamel finish gives the aluminium coating added stability. Only transient materials fade over time. And aluminium is not one of them.
ALUMINIUM IS ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY
ALUMINIUM HAS NATURAL ABILITIES
With our aluminium products, we obtain a positive eco-balance. There are tangible reasons for this too:
- Aluminium can be 100% recycled without loss of quality.
- We generally use secondary aluminium to produce our products.
- Only 5% of the extraction energy is used during preparation.
- As aluminium is so light weight, energy is saved and CO₂ emissions are reduced during transport.
So you see, it also makes sense from an ecological point of view to use aluminium for your roofing and façade material.
ALUMINIUM HAS EXCELLENT FOLDING CHARACTERISTICS
ALUMINUM IS IDEAL FOR WORKING WITH
Thanks to a special alloy, aluminium is pliable and clean to work with professionally even in sub-zero temperatures. Many alpine associations and private owners have put their trust in the strength of the “PREFA bull” for their mountain lodges (in some cases located at over 3,000 metres above sea level). That’s no surprise seeing as PREFA building envelopes resist even the harshest of weather conditions.
In these high altitudes, it’s not uncommon for maximum and minimum daily temperatures to differ by 50 °C. Even at such extreme heights, installation is no problem at all. You can find examples of buildings under the link with the same name.